Middle School French students have acquitted themselves very well again this year on Le Grand Concours (the National French contest).
Oh the places they'll go!
The class of 2019 wasn't afraid of a little hard work, as evidenced by this year's Senior Honors Night. We're confident that each of these awards demonstrates much more than an Upper School achievement...the character and diligence that lead to the award is the foundation needed for future success. Congrats, Seniors!
Minnehaha Academy Upper School Latin students joined over 150,000 students worldwide taking the National Latin Exam and brought home twenty-nine total honors!
Meeting with legislators at the State Capitol. Interviewing the Director of the Tennessee Immunization Program. Creating an interactive art event on the banks of the Mississippi.
In this two-part series we look at how students at the Middle School are learning to find the "I can" in the midst of challenges they face, choosing to make this sometimes awkward yet very special season of life their time to shine.
Last year English teacher Chantal Ulferts worked with a student who just couldn’t seem to connect with books.
Reading wasn’t a joy, and the boy was close to writing himself off as a non-reader.
Developing the drive for effective communication and the ability to connect literacy with areas of passion.
Recap: What's the Why?
Our faculty work to prepare students not only with excellent academic skills, but also with the so-called "soft skills" that research shows are key to success in any job market. From clear communication to follow-through, research suggests that these soft skills may be even more important than academic success.
The final area we will look at in this series is how the Lower School writing curriculum both fosters a joy in communication and helps students to tap into the drive that is necessary to finish a project.
David Hoffner, Director of Spiritual Formation and Economics teacher, challenges students to endure unearned suffering, love wisdom, and live in genuine freedom. Mr. Hoffner is preparing for his 13th year teaching at Minnehaha Academy.